Identity Intersections: Understanding the Role that Social Group Identity Plays in Constructing Environmental Identity
As environmental and outdoor educators, we cultivate the environmental identities of young people. But recent research suggests strategies for doing so can be affected by other identities we hold, such as race and gender. In this session, we will discuss vignettes and data on environmental and social group identities, and explore what these data mean for our work. We will also use research-validated tools to understand the intersections between our own social & environmental identities. Finally, we will make meaning of our reflections using eco-contemplative practices.